Marilyn Miller Award for Professional Commitment

 
PURPOSE
The purpose of this award is to recognize a professional librarian in North Carolina who has provided outstanding leadership and service in furthering the status of women in librarianship, the mission of the library community, and/or the support of women colleagues in the workplace.

CRITERIA
Individuals nominated should have demonstrated achievement in any of the following criteria:

  1. Contributions to the status of women. (Consider for example activities such as support for equity; participation in local, state, national, professional and/or government and voluntary activities that support women’s concerns; publications).
  2. Significant contributions to library development or library service. (Consider for example activities that have created new or enhanced services, pioneered new methods of delivery/access to information, championed services to unserved/underserved populations in the community.)
  3. Contributions as a role model in the mentoring process. (Consider for example activities that have supported women in the library workplace, such as encouraging employees who wished to further their education, championing women’s productive endeavors, supporting their efforts for career advancement.)
 
NOMINATION PROCESS
Submit a letter of recommendation that describes the nominee’s career and how the nominee meets any of the criteria in one to two pages.
Members of the WILR Executive Committee are ineligible for nomination.

AWARD PROCESS
The Executive Committee with the participation of an additional WILR member will review the nominations and select the recipient. A plaque and $200 will be presented at each NCLA Conference to the award recipient.

 
PAST RECIPIENTS
2003 - Sandy Neerman, Greensboro Public Library
2004 - Linda H. Stone, Central Carolina Community College
2005 - Barbara Baker, Durham Technical Community College
2007 - Rose Simon, Salem College
2009 - Bryna Coonin, East Carolina University
2011 - Dale Cousins, Wake County Public Library
2013 - Eleanor Cook, East Carolina University
 
 
If there are any questions, please contact:
 
Carol Laing, WILR Chair
North Regional Library Manager
Wake County Public Library
7009 Harps Mills Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone:  919-870-4003
carol [dot] laing [at] wakegov [dot] com